The new 53-seater, which features Jonckheere bodywork, joins Redline Travel’s fleet of more than 20 vehicles. The new coach will provide services to residents and visitors in and around Lancashire and will be used to service a range of national tours and for use on several school contracts.
Shane Nuttall, Managing Director at Redline Travel commended the quality of Volvo Buses, stating: “We have been working with Volvo for several years now and have been incredibly impressed with its exceptional reliability, product excellence and unmatched customer support. We already have around 14 Volvo vehicles in our fleet, six of which are B11Rs with Jonckheere bodywork, so the decision to purchase yet another was very easy. We are confident that this purchase will strengthen our offering to customers in the North West even further.”
Redline Travel also chose to accompany the purchase of this vehicle with a gold maintenance contract, perfectly designed to provide complete peace of mind. For a pre-determined fee, all the necessary chassis maintenance and any repairs will be looked after by Volvo Buses and gives Redline Travel protection against unforeseen downtime and expenses.
As with Redline Travel’s previous purchases of Volvo vehicles, the B11R will include the Volvo Driver Support System thereby providing class-leading safety for all road users. The system includes Forward Collision Warning, Emergency Braking functionality and a Lane Keeping Support System, which warns the driver if the coach is about to cross a lane marking unintentionally.
Shane added: “The vehicle performs extremely well and offers a great customer experience through the comfort and styling it provides. It also has a standout presence when on the road which attracts more customers and keeps them coming back. Our confidence in Volvo also stems from the superb sales support provided by Phil Hudson and we can always ensure a smooth sale and handover.”
Phil Hudson, Retail Bus and Coach Sales Manager at Volvo Buses, said: “Our partnership with Redline Travel goes back many years and we are delighted to deliver yet another Volvo B11R that will no doubt contribute to the performance and high-class service provided by the business in and around Lancashire. We look forward to continuing to work with Shane and Rowena in the future.”
Established in 1987, Redline Travel is a family owned coach hire operator based in Penwortham, Preston in Lancashire. Three decades on, the business has grown to become well-known as a high profile and long-established operator with the knowledge, experience and friendly service to suit all your travel needs. Today, its fleet consists of a range of modern and executive coaches and buses ranging in size from 16 to 87 seaters.